Meteor Shower Magick & Ritual

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight, as it does every year in late July or early August. Caused by the dust left in the wake of the Swift-Tuttle comet, the Perseids appear near the constellation, Perseus, which gives them their name.

Meteor Shower Magick & Ritual - watch the Perseids and do a little ritual at the same time

Since we are also in eclipse season, with the recent full moon lunar eclipse and the upcoming new moon solar eclipse, this is a pretty powerful time, astrologically speaking. Where eclipses can feel like overwhelming emotional tides, meteor showers are more like bright little bursts of inspiration. I’m not a master astrologer by any means, so my perspective on all of this is more about the physicality of important astrological events: how does it make you feel?¬†Astrology is really about how the stars and planets and universe make us feel, after all.

When I look up at the full moon, I feel whole and content.

When I look up at the dark, starry sky on the new moon, I feel wonder and endless possibility.

When I watch a shadow cross the sun (with protective glasses…) during a solar eclipse, I feel my own shadows reveal themselves.

When I watch shooting stars streak across the sky during a meteor shower, I feel awe and like I’m sharing something ancient and monumental with the person next to me.

So bundle up tonight and sit out under the stars; we’re in for a special treat.

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Folding chairs or blanket to sit on
  • Warm beverages
  • Blankets to keep warm
  • Diffuser bracelet or necklace
  • Inspiring essential oil such as Envision, Inspiration or Peppermint

Normally, it’s not a ritual for me if there aren’t candles but it’s important to have total darkness for watching a meteor shower!

Set up your viewing space with the chairs and blankets and get comfy. Place a few drops of your chosen essential oil on the diffuser bracelet or necklace and put it on. You can also apply the diluted oil to your wrists with a roller ball.

I think meteor showers are best enjoyed with someone else so settle in for a cozy, romantic evening! As you look up and watch the shooting stars, though, think about what in your life needs a spark of inspiration or a boost of energy. Are you working on a new project or starting a new relationship? Do you just want a fresh outlook on life? Though these are normally things we think about at the new moon, I feel sitting under the wondrous night sky during a meteor shower is also a perfect time for it.

Breathe deeply and inhale the scent of your chosen oil. As each star crosses the sky, and think of it as a potential path you could take, one that you have to grab a hold of before it’s going forever, burned up like so much stardust.

Before the night is over, make a pact with yourself to grab one of those metaphorical stars, whichever one speaks to you most strongly.